The online hacktivist group Anonymous dumped personal information online belonging to alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan. This is just part of the group’s campaign against the white supremacists who threatened to use lethal force against protesters following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Anonymous also claims to have taken over the @KuKluxKlanUSA Twitter account. In a new video, the group threatened to shut down Missouri government websites to protest the grand jury’s decision.
One of Anonymous’ goals is to establish a link between the Ferguson Police Department and a local chapter of the KKK. It’s been reported that a mole inside the St. Louis County Police Department provided information about matter. An offshoot of Anonymous called NOWsec is spearheading what is called “Operation KKK”. NOWsec is alleging that Wilson is part of “The Ghost Squad”, a group of police officers who are silent members of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. According to Anonymous, they have managed to acquire evidence about Ferguson PD’s ties with the KKK but they could not publish it because it would endanger their mole’s safety.
Racial tensions have been high in Ferguson, Missouri recently after Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown. This is just one of the many instances of white police officers killing young African-Americans under questionable circumstances. After the grand jury announced their decision not to indict Wilson for the shooting, citizens took to the streets.
— Bipartisan Report (@Bipartisanism) November 23, 2014
During the grand jury, Wilson delivered his testimony. This is the only time he spoke about the shooting. According to Wilson, he stopped Brown and a companion after hearing reports of a robbery in a cigar store. Brown allegedly harassed the police officer, leaving him no choice but to pull out his gun. Wilson first shot Brown from inside the car, but after Brown ran away, the police officer gave chase. Wilson shot him a few more times before delivering the fatal blow with a shot to the head. “When he fell, he fell on his face," Wilson recalled. “I remember his feet coming up… and then they rested.”
On Monday, November 24, the Flood Christian Church as well as many other buildings in the area were set on fire. It is worth noting that Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., was a member of the church. This led pastor Carlton Lee to speculate that white supremacists were the ones behind the church burning to “punish him for his support of the Brown family”.